April 12th, 2019

20 Questions with Jack Varga

Samantha Stallings

Staff Writer

20 Questions with Jack Varga
photo provided by Jack Varga

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports post the Campbellsville University- Louisville “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to sstallings92@yahoo.com

Name: Jack Varga

Current School: Saint Xavier High School

Current Sports Playing: Football

Grade school: Holy Trinity Parish School

High School GPA:  3.92

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating rival Trinity at Papa John’s Stadium

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Jimmy Johns, Subway, or Smoothie King

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Tyler Ulis because he was able to lead without having size.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? The Shawshank Redemption or Rocky II

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I believe that the Lord instilled in me the enjoyment of football and granted me the potential to be great at the game. I feel it is my responsibility to fulfill this potential.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? SpongeBob

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone, twitter for the comedy

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Ruth’s Chris Steak House

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Pawn Stars

12. What is your greatest fear? Birds or bugs

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Knowing when it’s time to get down to business

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Box of Fruit Loops

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? Probably around 6:30 because this is when I get to wind down and relax.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it?  I’m called just about any of my names besides my first name: Urban(middle) and Varga (last). My first nickname, however, was from my Uncle as Cracker or McCracken. I also received JV from one of my friend’s dad. I have countless more.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Gilda’s Club

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I used to be a pretty solid magician

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one to travel forward or backward which would you select and why?  I’d go to the past to be able to meet all of the incredible people from before my time. I wouldn’t want to spoil what the future holds.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would pick Morgan Freeman and ask him any sort of huge life question. To be honest, I just think it is kinda cool to just hear him talk philosophically in any movie.


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